Monday, January 28, 2013

Pinspired Challenge # 2

There is a new challenge blog in town! Pinspired Challenge is the new one with a cool concept! Basically you turn Pins (from Pinterest) into projects. The creativity and inspiration from Pinterest are endless!  Here is the "pinspiration" photo:
I used the stamps (Fresh Bloom) from Neat and Tangled which is the sponsor for this challenge. 
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I don't think I play enough with the color grey. This inspiration prompted me to explore the possibilities. I did some paper-piecing (Basic Grey's Clippings) with the flowers. I must say that I am loving the grey! I chose the silver shiny card stock for the base (not showing too much in the photo).  Somehow it seems to have a trendy vibe to it? 
Ding--->  The patterns in the flowers do play a role in this card. For a monochromatic card, adding a bit of patterns to the mix enhances the overall design!

 I hope you have a great week ahead of you!

31 comments:

Barb said...

Virginia, this card is the perfect take on the "pinspiration" photo! Just love your fun design with all the swirls, and your flowers are beautiful! Lovin' the gray too! :)

paula laird said...

Wow Virginia, this is amazing. I love your take on this challenge. What a great idea. Also love the Light bulb moment.

Lynn said...

Oh what an awesome inspiration photo...you rocked it girl!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Beautiful card! I love the grey with the stripey paper.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love it! The pp does look great on the flower!

Sheila H said...

Great take on the inspiration photo, Virginia. I love the grey - I hardly ever use it either. The flowers and the bling are perfect, adding nice dimension and a great pop of color. Thanks for the creative tip :)

Annette said...

wow Virginia this is gorgeous... Great take on the challenge.. Thanks for joining us at Pinspired Challenge..

Miriam Prantner said...

So pretty! I love the paper you used for the piecing, and also those blue gems!

MommaSue said...

Gorgeous card!

Charlene said...

Perfect card for the challenge LOVE it!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

this is beautiful! i love the flowers coming down!

alexandra s.m. said...

brilliant idea and execution my Friend!
Bravo!!

Jen McD said...

This is SO. LOVELY. I so love how your classy and elegant take on the inspiration photo. Gotta love those greys! Thanks for joining us at Pinspired!

Crystalena82 said...

Great card! I love it! :)

lenny said...

FAB card!!Love all the grey!!
Those flowers are just awesome!

MarcyK924 said...

What an awesome post! First, your card just ROCKS the inspiration piece. I LOVE how you played with gray and did it so well! (DUH, of course!)and then your DING of creativity is so refreshing! How fun and cool to give a tip. I bookmarked it, because I really DO listen to those pearls of wisdom you always share! Thank you, my friend! XO

PS - I love the new challenge blog. I always enjoy inspiration challenges!

Jackie said...

I spotted this card in my Google Reader and had to come by and let you know how much I loved it! The monochromatic color scheme is beautiful. The doodle streamers are so whimsical. Great card!

Maureen Morton said...

Looks like a fun challenge! And this card turned out so elegant - I think the grey does that. Love those flowers, Virginia.

Lin said...

I'll have to check this new challenge out - thanks for sharing it with us, little sis! Love your take on it, and I agree, we don't use grey enough - love it with these blues!

Julie Hoffman said...

This is beautiful Virginia! Great job with the Pinspiration. Looks like a fun challenge. You're right - Pinterest is full of inspiration!

Linda R said...

Well you rocked this challenge. I am loving the grey you used here. And I am not a big fan of grey, but you made it look so pretty..

Hugs~

Nat said...

wonderful take on this fun challenge, your card is beautiful :)

Karen from MI said...

What a SWEET and SOPHISTICATED card......ALL IN ONE!! You nailed this one, Virginia. LOVE what you've designed. :) Love, Karen xo

maria f. said...

Perfect use of the swirled line. Love the color combo!

Rose said...

beautiful card and fab take on the inspiration :)

Erica said...

So pretty! I love it! Thanks for playing Pinspired Challenges!

Jean said...

This is stunning, love the colors and the design. Thanks for linking up to Pinspired Challenges!

Lalo said...

UM...Hello beautiful card! You are totally right about the pattern paper. Gives the card a little sumthin' sumthin' :) Soooo love that you played with the Pinspired Challenge photo. You rocked it!!!

Alice Wertz said...

wonderful take on the inspiration photo. i don't use grey a lot either, but am thinking about it more lately. thanks for the inspiration!

donna mikasa said...

Gorgeous take on the photo! Love the dimensional flowers and the pops of color from the gemstones!

fun stamping said...

Tolle Karte, Virginia, gefaellt mir echt gut - herzlichen Glueckwunsch zum "runner up" bei Pinspired!